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Direct Support Professional - FT 40 Hours

Company: Kennedy-Donovan Center
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Assist individuals to live their best life in a home environment and out in the community. Eligible for higher rate of pay for active MAP certification, and paid training for the skills you may not have. This position is slated to work 7am-3pm Sunday through Thursday.At Kennedy-Donovan Center (KDC), everything that we do is tied to our mission. No matter your role at KDC, we are all working together to support individuals with developmental delays, disabilities, or family challenges to pursue their personal potential and success in the community. And our focus isn't just on empowering those we support- but at KDC our goal is to empower you. We value the opportunity to allow our employees to advance their careers by exploring opportunities available to them, all while providing you with the resources and tools you need to succeed.Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the health and medical condition of individuals with acquired brain injuries (ABI), in a group residential setting, ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Provide supports to individuals in accordance with their individual service plans (ISP's)
  • Provide assistance and/or supervision to individuals in the areas of daily living and personal care, including, but not limited to; grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, toileting, ambulation, communication or other needs that are in keeping with the individuals' care requirements
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team and the individual's families/guardians to encourage community and social integration
  • Perform, coordinate and/or assist with household activities such as housekeeping and meal preparation
  • Provide transportation for individuals receiving services to planned and/or necessary activities and appointments when necessary
  • Maintain confidentiality, respect human rights and practice universal precautions at all times in accordance with KDC policies
  • Performs other related duties and activities as requiredRequired Skills
    • Ability to bend, stoop, lift, kneel, stretch, reach required
    • Ability to lift 50+ lbs unassisted
    • Must be able to use adaptive equipmentBenefits:
      • Paid vacation, Personal days and Sick time
      • 11 recognized holidays
      • Paid training
      • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
      • Veterinary Discount
      • And much moreRequirements
        • Experience working with individuals with acquired/traumatic brain injuries preferred. Ability to read, write and communicate in English. Valid Driver's license. Able to meet required certification for First Aid, CPR and Medication Administration.

Keywords: Kennedy-Donovan Center, New Bedford , Direct Support Professional - FT 40 Hours, Other , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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